I was really excited when Amanda asked me to test knit her latest pattern. It is not yet released, but if you keep an eye on her blog you will see the link when it is ready to go. In the meanwhile there are other great beanies available for download from her blog to get you started. There is even a book which I own and love. If you own a child, or just have access to one there will be something wonderful to find and knit in Amanda's great patterns.
This pattern has a slouchy version too. It is also a great way to show off some cute buttons. I bought both of the lots shown here from Jo at the bird and the fish blog. Jo makes the most beautiful buttons so head over and have a look. She runs button clubs too!
I have more knitting to show off, but will keep that up my sleeve for another day :)